The Joseph Principle
Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
I want to ask you again to turn with me to Genesis 37. This 37th chapter of Genesis reminds us that God's Word is inexhaustible. Now matter how many times you read it … there is always something new. And just about the time you start thinking that there isn't anything else to discover … God gives you another nugget of truth.
That's especially truth for this 37th chapter of Genesis. For instance .. last Sunday night we saw a beautiful portrait of Jesus from the life of Joseph. That like Jesus .. Joseph was the Beloved Son … the Rejected Servant and the Exalted Sovereign.
And then this morning from this 37th chapter .. we learned How to Make our Dreams Come True. How like Joseph .. God has a dream for every life. And it's our God-given dreams that gives our life purpose and meaning.
What I'm trying to tell you is that this 37th chapter of Genesis is loaded with life-changing bible principles and that I cannot exhaust it no matter how hard I try and no matter how deep I dig.
So in our time together tonight … we're going to dig a little deeper as we attempt to draw from this chapter and from the life of Joseph all that we can.
So beginning in chapter 37 .. there is a bible principle from the life of Joseph we need to learn tonight that will forever change our life.
Let's pick it up in Genesis 37.18-20, ''Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. Then they said to one another, 'Look, this dreamer is coming!' Come therefore let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, 'Some wild beast has devoured him.' We shall see what will become of his dreams!''' Verse 28, ''Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.''
Genesis 39.1-4: 1 Now Joseph had b ...
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